OK, so it might need a snappier title but give me a break, it's only just April.
As well as the publishing project, which is progressing nicely, we have decided to totally redesign the Tower House Dolls website in preparation for the autumn launch of both The Book and a whole new range of miniature goodies.
The website was originally designed by a very good friend (you know who you are!) and has developed organically and sometimes haphazardly over the past 10 years. If you fancy a stroll down memory lane you can revisit some of its earliest incarnations HERE.
However, a bit like its owners, it's showing it age and could do with a radical makeover. So several hours today have been allocated to brainstorming the way forward and trying to come up with workable, feasible ideas which best represent the new image we want to present.
This was also the cue for some essential
Naturally, with zillions of sites to choose from, we could only scratch the surface, but after an hour we had a list of attributes from which to choose, and had more or less settled on a 'look' that we like, courtesy of an epiphany stunning in its simplicity and originality.
Of course the 'vision' now has to be realised so PP will have her work cut out to make the dream a reality.
I have every confidence that by the end of this summer we will have The Book published and a lovely new website in situ.
This depends on both of us buckling down and getting on with things, fine tuning our time management and banishing the displacement goblins.
Having showcased my 'Writer At Work' ethos yesterday, I thought the following might be helpful for the website side of things.......